Monday, April 11, 2011
Time to go
Second date, Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, March 20, 2004.
Dear Josh, Ian and Lauren,
Well, it’s been a fun ride this past seven years. You Meltzers are pretty awesome, and you’ve taught me a lot, given me tons of laughs and helped me grow into a better person. Just because I’m not living with you now, it doesn’t mean I don’t love you heaps. You all have my phone number, so please feel free to dial it, if ever you need some Hashi-love. You know: a yummy meal, a hike, an art museum visit, an ear, a Scrabble game, a sewing lesson, help with Excel, bail … anything like that.
Ian and Lauren, I will always be your stepmother. Don’t ever think of me as an ‘ex’. Anything you need, just call or email. Any time. If Mom and Dad don’t understand, I might. And please, invite me to your performances. I would love to celebrate your successes with you. But I’m also here for your dark times. Remember that. I’m a good listener, and not prone to giving lectures. I’ve lived through some dark times myself. I might just understand.
Josh, you rock. You are gallant, kind, generous, gentle, hardworking, funny, and literate (despite not knowing how to spell ‘litter’). Thank you for being the best husband I’ve ever known. Thank you for loving me, my cat, and my kids. I am immensely sad that we are parting. You know that.
So yeah ..
In the words of the immortal Garrison Keillor: Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.
I love you all.
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”
— Buddhist proverb
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